| Jul 18, 2012
| 2:13 PM
“The Dark Knight Rises” has already been a blessing for Pittsburgh and Newark, N.J., two non-traditional film locations that replaced Chicago as Gotham City in the third Christopher Nolan-directed Batman film.
The superhero movie, in...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 3:35 PM
How can it be that Pennsylvania, the state with the most precious historical legacy of all, has produced only one president?
This is the land of Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin, the Declaration of Independence, George Washington crossing the Delaware,...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 4:07 PM
When it comes to high-speed railroads, much of the world is passing America by. Even countries like South Korea and Turkey have moved ahead of us.
Here in the land of the Pennsylvania Railroad and steam-powered passenger trains that could exceed 110 mph...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:14 PM
At last, Pennsylvania is starting to steal some of the thunder from New York City when it comes to culinary news.
This week's big story, of course, was a judge's trashing of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on Big Gulp, set to take effect Tuesday....
| Feb 26, 2013
Everyone in the Lehigh Valley who missed the opportunity to break out of cabin fever because of the "postponement" of the 2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg is about to get a huge sign of spring.
The revival of the Lehigh Valley...
| May 26, 2013
| 7:43 AM
In recent weeks, news reports have been awash with the latest cinema version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby." Reviewers have pondered whether Baz Luhrmann's direction and Leonardo DiCaprio's incarnation of the enigmatic Gatsby are worthy of...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 8:47 AM
The 2012 U.S. elections, though they weren’t seminal, revealed much about the nature of the body politic and the direction of American politics.
Divided Government May Be Ingrained: At the presidential level, Democrats start with a decided...
| May 14, 2013
| 3:44 PM
There cannot be anything less dignified than a bunch of lawyers fighting over the corpse of a hero who deserves to be honored and to rest in peace.
Today, the battle is over Jim Thorpe. Tomorrow, maybe it will be over Ira Hayes.
Thorpe won 1912...
| May 11, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has been getting mighty tough on casinos that violate the law.
In March, the board slapped a $68,000 fine on Bethlehem's Sands Casino for six separate incidents in which the casino allowed underage individuals to...
| May 4, 2013
| 10:25 PM
Two Annapolis sailors, Jeff Borland and Tim Williams, took advantage of favorable winds on their home Chesapeake Bay waters to take the lead in their classes Saturday at the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta. Borland leads the nine-boat Etchells class...
| Nov 25, 2012
African-American art didn't spring to life fully formed during the 1920s.
Long before then, self-taught black artist Joshua Johnson was competing for portrait commissions in early 1800s Baltimore, while African-American painter Robert S. Duncanson was...